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Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do has made me more confident in myself, strong, energetic, and brave.

I started Tae Kwon Do 16 months ago. In that amount of time, I have gone from a white belt to a green belt. I had not done well playing trumpet in school, and I wanted something special that I was good at. I thought Tae Kwon Do would cover that and teach me how to defend myself at the same time. I didn’t know I would be starting something that would change my life forever.

Tae Kwon Do has not only taught me to physically defend myself, but also how to defend myself without even touching the person. It has also taught me to respect my fellow classmates and everyone around me. I enjoy Tae Kwon Do because I can get my energy out and be myself. I look forward to Tae Kwon Do after a long day of school, even if I’m having a glum day.

I feel Tae Kwon Do can teach someone to be strong, brave, and courteous. It can teach you to avoid being in a bad situation and if you end up in one how to get out of it. You can know you’re prepared when in a sticky situation. Ever since I started Tae Kwon Do, everyone has been courteous and made me feel welcome. I enjoy working with everyone in class. Higher and lower ranks than me have taught me a lot.

Sabum Nim has been a complete inspiration to me. She has taught me to be strong and brave. She keeps me laughing all the time. I really enjoyed it when she taught me what cerebral flocculation means. She keeps class challenging yet fun at the same time. Sabum Nim has been kind the whole time I’ve known her. I wouldn’t have gotten as far as I have without her.

My biggest goal for Tae Kwon Do is to earn my black belt. I would also like to get my 9th degree black belt. I’ve been trying very hard to make my way to up there. It is very hard because you have to work everyday and try your best.
Tae Kwon Do is like a puzzle. Each day is a piece of earning your black belt. Sometimes it can be challenging, but you know it will all be worth it when you complete your challenge.

Tae Kwon Do is more than just a sport or after- school activity to me. It is something that makes me unique. I can say, “ I do Tae Kwon Do,” and there’s barely anyone else that does it. A lot of people say they do soccer, basketball, cheerleading, football, gymnastics, and other sports.

My friends like to see the boards I’ve broken and they think it’s really cool that I do Tae Kwon Do.

What I also like about Tae Kwon Do at Kicks is that they help other causes. Currently, we’re helping Women in Transition. They are women who have been victims of domestic violence. It feels good that by breaking boards we are raising money for someone who needs help. I know that if it were me, I would really appreciate it.

Without my parents, none of this amazing experience would be possible. I love them both from the bottom of my heart.

Tae Kwon Do has made me feel special. Before Tae Kwon Do, I hadn’t done anything that I loved as much as this. I now believe in myself and feel I can do anything if I set my mind to it.